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Can the President Legally Declare a Nat’l Emergency?

John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation

The Marc Cox Morning Show
January 11, 2019 - 7:55 am

Is the President within his legal right to declare a national emergency? Today we welcome John Malcolm, Vice President, Institute for Constitutional Government, Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow to discuss the legality of the matter.

Malcolm says the answer is PROBABLY yes but it will depend on what statute the President states when making the declaration.